Advice on RCBS

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by 76Highboy, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    OK, here's the deal. First of all, I broke my own rule and brought up Dillon so ozo, thanks for rubbing it in.

    Then, secondly my Hornady is great when it works. However when it goes out of timing and when the primer shuttle begins hanging up that is when I about lose my patience. I finally got it dialed in. What ticks me off is when I am cruising along and I begin smashing brass into the resizer die, and then the bullet, after it is seated in the cartridge hits the LFC die and the C.O.L. is reduced because the bullet gets pushed further into the brass, and then all of a sudden the primer shuttle sticks and when I go to fix it it clicks into the load position and flips a primer across the garage. Sheesh, it makes me want to kick ozo in the butt, that's for sure.

    I looked into the Dillon but right now I don't want to let the cash go. I agree the Dillon is the best. I was wondering about the RCBS Progressive because I know where one is at for cheap but I believe that will have just as many problems. I finally got it dialed in and I cranked out 100 rounds after work today so all is good.

    When my home is paid off I will be hooking into a Dillon. Until then I will just cass ozo out and continue to keep my Hornady in time and I always have two single stage presses that never let me down so they are my backup presses.

    Now for my next invention. I am going to devise a cartridge that will shoot a rubber bullet from here to ozo's house so I can bean him in the butt. The rubber bullet will be imbedded with a tech-no chip that will enable ozo's awesome wife to snap a picture of ozo's face just as it hits him in the rear.

    :D
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2012
  2. X Ring

    X Ring Active Member

    280
    Mar 23, 2011
    Ohio
    Yes, all Dillons except for the square deal b. Lee dies are a little short but can be made to work most of the time.
     

  3. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    "Now for my next invention. I am going to devise a cartridge that will shoot a rubber bullet from here to ozo's house so I can bean him in the butt. The rubber bullet will be imbedded with a tech-no chip that will enable ozo's awesome wife to snap a picture of ozo's face just as it hits him in the rear. "---76HB

    MamaOzo loves this idea....although I don't know why....?
     
  4. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    I use several [pistol] mfg dies on a 550B
    and they work fine. Lee, RCBS, Hornady.

    The Dillon dies are pricey....but are nice.
    They easily dis-assemble for cleaning.
     
  5. ejkoechling

    ejkoechling Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2012
    Imperial, MO
    Don't mean to be out of line with this question. Is the 550 ok for the loading of rifle loads? I mean with the extra steps on preparing the cases with length and cleaning primer pockets and all?
     
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